Storytime with Holly Terei, author of Jacob the Flapping Dinosaur Goes to School

Jacob is unlike any dinosaur you have ever met. He flaps, he jumps, he spins- He even eats with his hands! Jacob has autism, which makes him very special and unique. Even though Jacob does things differently, he is still very much like all the other dinosaurs at school. Sarah is the best sister a dinosaur could ask for! She is caring and loving to her older brother, as well as all her friends. When Jacob is misunderstood by her classmates, Sarah is happy to explain how being different is OK, and that deep down inside we are all the same! Follow Jacob and Sarah through their two very different classrooms and explore the issues that come along with it. The theme is of love, patience, and acceptance. The author, Holly Terei, has based this story on personal experience. She has also provided educational tools at the end of the book. The bright, mixed-media illustrations skillfully depict the connection Sarah has with her brother. Pair this with the ending guidelines to help raise awareness and understanding of autism.

Holly Terei is the Atlanta based founder of The Noah Robert Project. Learn more at and on Facebook

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Jacob the Flapping Dinosaur Goes to School Cover Image
By Holly Terei, Holly Terei (Illustrator), Mickey Saltzer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780578576060
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: The Noah Robert Project - January 17th, 2012